IPL 2018: MS Dhoni all set to lead Chennai Super Kings?

IPL 2018: MS Dhoni all set to lead Chennai Super Kings?

For example, if CSK chooses not to retain Dhoni directly and he is placed on auction instead, CSK will have the right to match the highest bid for him and retain him that way. Recently, as per the quotes in Sportskeeda, the team Director of CSK confirmed that they are not looking beyond MS Dhoni when it comes to naming their captain.

In a very delighting news for the Chennai Super Kings fans, their favorite cricketer MS Dhoni is likely to lead the CSK franchise in the 2018 edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL). The Governing Council of the IPL has ratified his home coming stating that all the IPL teams can have retentions up to five players.

BCCI Acting Secretary Amitabh Choudhary in a statement after the meeting said, "The player pool available for Chennai Super Kings (CSK) and Rajasthan Royals (RR) for retention/RTM will be the players' who played for them respectively in IPL 2015 and who were part of Rising Pune Supergiant and Gujarat Lions squads in IPL 2017".

The player rules for the Right to Match are maximum number of three Capped Indian players, maximum number of 2 overseas players, maximum number of 2 uncapped Indian players.

Salary budgets for IPL teams have also been hiked to Rs 80 crore from Rs 66 crore for the 2018 season.




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The IPL GC meeting, which was also attended by the Committee of Administrators discussed, among other aspects, the total purse money each franchise can spend.

Dhoni has been with the CSK ever since the beginning of the cash-rich tournament. The uncapped players in the lowest category will be valued at INR 20 lakhs, rising up to 30 and 40 lakhs in the two other categories.

If a franchise retains three players, then the first player would cost Rs 15 crore, second Rs 11 crore and the third Rs 7 crore.

For 2019 and 2020, the cap will be increased to ₹82 and ₹85 crore respectively. "In a way, we have found a middle path (with the possibility of buying back five players through retentions and RTMs)", IPL chairman Rajeev Shukla said after the meeting.

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